Mirabai: Ecstatic Poems

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Like Coleman Barks’s translations of Rumi, this collection of poems by Mirabai will appeal to anyone interested in spiritual poetry. Translator and renowned poet Robert Bly has teamed up with Jane Hirshfield, a leader in the field of feminine spiritual poetry, to bring us a passionate and inspiring collection of the ecstatic poems of a figure of legendary proportions.

Born in India in 1498, Mirabai celebrated both the body and the spirit in her work. By her death in 1550 she was...

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Overview

Like Coleman Barks’s translations of Rumi, this collection of poems by Mirabai will appeal to anyone interested in spiritual poetry. Translator and renowned poet Robert Bly has teamed up with Jane Hirshfield, a leader in the field of feminine spiritual poetry, to bring us a passionate and inspiring collection of the ecstatic poems of a figure of legendary proportions.

Born in India in 1498, Mirabai celebrated both the body and the spirit in her work. By her death in 1550 she was a well-known and well-loved poet throughout her country. Now, Bly and Hirshfield brilliantly translate this sage’s work, so full of drama, passion, and yearning.

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We are so fortunate that two magnificent poets have been drawn to Mirabai's music. Like two twining flutes, Robert Bly and Jane Hirshfield ignite these subtle, surrendered-heart notes.—Coleman Barks, author of The Drowned Book and The Essential Rumi
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807063873
  • Publisher: Beacon
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 791,179
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

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    I am in love with the Dark Lord!

    Well what can you really say about Mirabai? Her intense craving, desire and love for Krsna is passionate, sensual and completely pure. Reading her poems to Him, about Him, is a glimpse into the highest platform of love.

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